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Side table

Side \Side\, a.

  1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

    One mighty squadron with a side wind sped.

  2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

    The law hath no side respect to their persons.

  3. [AS. s[=i]d. Cf Side, n.] Long; large; extensive. [Obs. or Scot.] --Shak. His gown had side sleeves down to mid leg. --Laneham. Side action, in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that turns sidewise. Side arms, weapons worn at the side, as sword, bayonet, pistols, etc. Side ax, an ax of which the handle is bent to one side. Side-bar rule (Eng. Law.), a rule authorized by the courts to be granted by their officers as a matter of course, without formal application being made to them in open court; -- so called because anciently moved for by the attorneys at side bar, that is, informally. --Burril. Side box, a box or inclosed seat on the side of a theater. To insure a side-box station at half price. --Cowper. Side chain,

    1. one of two safety chains connecting a tender with a locomotive, at the sides.

    2. (Chem.) a chain of atoms attached to the main structure of a large molecule, especially of a polymer. Side cut, a canal or road branching out from the main one. Side dish, one of the dishes subordinate to the main course. Side glance, a glance or brief look to one side. Side hook (Carp.), a notched piece of wood for clamping a board to something, as a bench. Side lever, a working beam of a side-lever engine. Side-lever engine, a marine steam engine having a working beam of each side of the cylinder, near the bottom of the engine, communicating motion to a crank that is above them. Side pipe (Steam Engine), a steam or exhaust pipe connecting the upper and lower steam chests of the cylinder of a beam engine. Side plane, a plane in which the cutting edge of the iron is at the side of the stock. Side posts (Carp.), posts in a truss, usually placed in pairs, each post set at the same distance from the middle of the truss, for supporting the principal rafters, hanging the tiebeam, etc. Side rod.

      1. One of the rods which connect the piston-rod crosshead with the side levers, in a side-lever engine.

      2. See Parallel rod, under Parallel.

        Side screw (Firearms), one of the screws by which the lock is secured to the side of a firearm stock.

        Side table, a table placed either against the wall or aside from the principal table.

        Side tool (Mach.), a cutting tool, used in a lathe or planer, having the cutting edge at the side instead of at the point.

        Side wind, a wind from one side; hence, an indirect attack, or indirect means.

Usage examples of "side table".

He pictured a pair of delicate Chippendales, added a side table with a silver tray bearing a steaming teapot and a pair of dainty cups.

The aqabe tsentsen drained his goblet and placed it on the small side table nearby.

Victor headed for the door, picking up the hand pulser lying on a side table.

He leaned forward, across Lucille, and poured himself a drink from the Scotch on the side table.

The party was beautiful people and two guitars and a side table full of things made of rice and a lot of different kinds of cheese and wine-a desert.

With a readiness which showed that she had already prepared an answer to the question, she unlocked a writing-case, which was on the side table, and took from it a newspaper.

As the nurse droned along, I found myself looking curiously at a photograph in a silver frame on the bed-side table.

She had left the door open, with the lamp on the side table turned on.

The only thing close at hand was a heavy glass dish on the side table.

She leaned over toward the side table and picked up a huge magnifying glass.